At work the other day, my boss Fred was nice enough to buy me lunch. He said he was going to Pat's Barbeque. I'd never heard of it, so I asked for anything good, and ribs. Now I can't tell you anything about how the establishment looked, or the prices. What I can tell you about is the Rib and Brisket I was given.
First impression: "Whoa."
Big. And mainly meat, as it should be.
I had three very large, black and pink ribs, with seasoning to make any REAL BBQ-er proud. Soft and just GOOD. The brisket was slips of pink, barely tough, meat, which I liked. It was also exactly what taste you imagine a fire-roasted beef would be, if you were cool enough to be a roaming cowboy, camping out under the stars. It also came with a pint of some tasty sweet baked beans, two sauces which were both great, and, (to my excitement,) a large cut of actually GOOD cornbread. The thing was dessert, honestly.
The whole platter was great. Completely classic BBQ; big, messy, and delicious. I became manlier with every bite. It made me a little nostalgic about Tennessee, where I lived for two years as a kid. I hope the price is right because I may just go the extra ten-or-so blocks for it again, past the fantastic Firehouse BBQ (now called Bubba's.) I now know that Pat's is a bit famous around here, and I can see why. Very good barbeque!
155 West Commonwealth Avenue (2125 South)
South Salt Lake, Utah, 84115